Monster Mash: 9/11 museum stalls; Frank Gehry center advances
Delayed: New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the planned Sept. 11 museum has ground to a halt because of a financial dispute, and there is now no possibility it will open on time next year. (Associated Press)
Fundraising: A board of directors has been named for the Frank Gehry-designed performing-arts center planned for the World Trade Center site in New York. (Wall Street Journal)
Busted: A French graffiti artist has been arrested on suspicion of tagging subway trains in New York. (New York Daily News)
Circle is closed: The Las Vegas run of the stage musical "The Lion King" at Mandalay Bay Theatre is scheduled to play its final performance Friday. (Playbill)
Not giving up: Andrew Lloyd Webber has expressed a wish to take "Love Never Dies," the sequel to "Phantom of the Opera," on tour in Canada. (Sydney Morning Herald)
But worried: Lloyd Webber says London's Olympic Games will force most of the capital's theaters to close for the summer. (Associated Press)
Leadership role: Conductor James Conlon, who serves as music director of L.A. Opera, has been named an honorary board member of the Great Artists Series in Florida. (Miami Herald)
Embezzlement?: A former director of the Lewis County Historical Museum in Washington is suspected of stealing funds from the organization. (Seattle Times)
Passing: James Rizzi, a New York-born and based pop artist best known for his playful and childlike three-dimensional sculptures, has died at 61.
Also in the L.A. Times: An Art Center alumnus says he created the stylized flower that is the Tournament of Roses' logo.
-- David Ng
Photo: Visitors walk around the site of the former World Trade Center in New York. Credit: Mark Lennihan / Associated Press